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SANS’ First Completely Virtual Training Event Allows Information Security Professionals to Take World-Class Training Without Leaving Home

September 5, 2012

BETHESDA, Md., Sept. 5, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — SANS’ inaugural SANS CyberCon 2012 virtual training event, running October 8 – 13, 2012, is offering information security professionals the opportunity to attend one of four top-rated courses without leaving home.

“In a hectic world it is not always possible for information security professionals to leave home for a week to get the training they need to keep their skills current,” said Steve Peterson, Director of Live Virtual Training. “SANS CyberCon 2012 is the perfect solution for professionals who cannot travel due to professional or personal reasons.”

“When we first started developing the ability to deliver world-class training live over the internet, we knew it would be the perfect solution for students with travel bans and limited travel budgets. What really surprised us is how many people appreciate the ability to train from home for personal reasons. I remember one student who was extremely grateful that he could take his class from home because he and his wife were expecting a child. As it turned out, his wife did go into labor during the class, but the student was at home and could be present for the birth of his child. He was also able to finish his class at a later date by viewing the online class archives. Another student was thrilled that she could take a SANS class AND not miss her child’s big performance. Options like SANS CyberCon 2012 are perfect for information security professionals who are working to balance professional and personal commitments.”

“We are under travel restrictions and have been for a good portion of the summer this year. I looked at other options but liked this as it kept the class within the one week time frame,” said Chuck Kingery, Advanced Auto Parts.

SANS CyberCon 2012 will be your opportunity to experience a SANS training event without leaving home. Courses will meet LIVE in virtual classrooms, allowing students to enjoy an immersive and interactive training experience over 6 full days.

Four courses will be offered at SANS CyberCon 2012:

Classes will be taught by top-rated SANS faculty including Dr. Eric Cole, Ed Skoudis, John Strand, Kevin Johnson, and Ovie Carroll. For more information, please visit: http://www.sans.org/info/112607

About SANS Institute

The SANS Institute was established in 1989 as a cooperative research and education organization. SANS is the most trusted and by far the largest source for information security training and security certification in the world. In addition to world-class training, SANS offers certification via the ANSI accredited GIAC security certification program. SANS offers a myriad of free resources to the InfoSec community including consensus projects, research reports, newsletters, and it operates the Internet’s early warning system – the Internet Storm Center. At the heart of SANS are the many security practitioners in varied global organizations from corporations to universities working together to help the entire information security community.


Source: PR Newswire